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Weekly Staff Picks, February 26th, 2012

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Feb 26, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Here we are again.   We’ve got some interesting new links for you this week.   

Maya Pedal   Simple and beautiful, a developing county teaches us something with fresh perspective. - Seth

New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries   A cool project about urban hacking made by a student in Columbia University. - Wan Ting

The Drip Table   This is a cool idea about wood furniture that takes advantage of smaller, younger trees. - Gregg

Artificial Blood Vessels Created on a 3D Printer   3D printing blood vessels…I’m pumped! - Matt

The World’s Thinnest Pane of Glass   Scientists making graphene accidentally made the worlds thinnest pane of glass.   According to materials science, this is the thinnest that glass can be, making the glass “2-dimensional”. - Alex

Aquarium   An Aquarium inside a Phone Booth. - Brandon

Topics: alternative-energy, libraries, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, aquarium, furniture, nextfab, science, renewable-resources, pedal-power

Weekly Staff Picks, November 27, 2011

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Nov 27, 2011 2:45:00 PM

Here are this week’s picks.   You could probably spend weeks just on the Science Hobbyist page!

jbaredesign   3D printed coffee cup with an eye-catching design.   More interesting is seeing the original concept here and the refinement that took place before the final design was printed. - Alex

Spooky sci-fi sounds as giant Theramin lands in Melbourne   A giant Theramin has appeared in Melbourne!   A Theramin is a musical instrument that uses no direct contact, just magnetic fields to produce sounds such as those in 1950’s sci-fi movies.   Think “Forbidden Planet”. - Gregg 

Time lapse video of a Photoshop image being created.   The power of Photoshop demonstrated by a true expert in the software.   This is what all Adobe Photoshop users should aspire towards.   I hope I can come close to half as good as this guy is. - Ross

Science Hobbyist   A trove of ideas for inventors and innovators- thought experiments and attempts to conceive of scientifically plausible explanations for rare (and possibly non-existent) phenomena (like force fields, ball lightening, etc).   These are the sorts of ideas that could spawn awesome inventions and many are relatively simple experiments to try.   Check out the author’s ABOUT ME.   Thanks Bill Beaty! - Evan 

Festively Rendered Snowman from Tweets Engineered Exactly    3d printed Twitter snowmen.   Aren’t they cool?   Maybe it is time to order one and get it delivered in time for Christmas! - Yulia

Bionic Contact Lenses with Heads Up Display   Contact lenses that can project images in front of your eyes, there are plans for email applications.   Its silly that they tested them on rabbits though, rabbits can’t use computers. - Matt

Topics: bill-beaty, contact-lenses, twitter, art-installation, photoshop, 3d-printing, fringe-science, Uncategorized, phenomena, theramin, nextfab, science, heads-up-display, hud

Weekly Staff Picks, September 25, 2011

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Sep 25, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Here are our Staff Picks for the Week of September 25th, we hope you enjoy them.

Building a Wimhurst Influence Machine from MAKE: Magazine, how to make a Wimshurst Influence Machine which is a late 19th century electrical generator.   -Gregg

Junk Culture is a cool site about using old tires for artistic purposes.   -Brandon

This is Colossal is a blog mixing art, design and physical craft that I recently discovered and absolutely LOVE!   -Rachel

Electric Vehicle TV Detailed instructions on converting internal combustion cars in to electric cars, including vintage sports cars, SUV’s.   -Evan

Speed of Light under scrutiny at CERN   I found an article last night that really caught my attention and I wanted to share it with some fellow science lovers. The article claims that the speed of light has been surpassed by subatomic particles. It hasn’t really been confirmed yet, but I still thought it was pretty cool.   -Matt

Topics: art-blog, spped-of-light, Uncategorized, wimhurst, electric-generator, electric-vehicles, art, science, electric-cars

Maker Faire NYC 2011

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Sep 21, 2011 6:11:00 PM

Topics: event, new-york-hall-of-science, Uncategorized, nyc, maker-faire-2011, robots, science, maker-faire, tech, diy


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Apr 17, 2011 2:03:00 PM

NextFab Studio hosted a 3D printing exhibit at the Philadelphia Science Carnival, a one day event included in the Philadelphia Science Festival. The rain did not keep the people of Philadelphia from the many awesome, entertaining and educational exhibits!

Check out more pictures here!

Topics: philadelphia-science-festival, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, science


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